Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy’s first priority is the welfare and safety of our children, families and staff. We are committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding at all times.  Please read the information below so that you are aware of how to raise any concerns that you may have about a child or adult.

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to their welfare.

All concerns must be raised with the Designated Safeguarding Lead ( Mrs D Simpson) in the first instance, but remember, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and ANYONE can make a referral.


The Safeguarding Team

Mrs Donna Simpson

Mrs Donna Simpson

Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead
Miss Tasneem Abdul

Miss Tasneem Abdul

Pupil Wellbeing Co-ordinator - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Ms Maggie Beck

Ms Maggie Beck

Governor with responsibility for safeguarding

Important Documents and Policies

Guidance for Schools

7 Minute Briefings

Important Contacts and Phone Numbers

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of your child or a child you know or an adult you should act without delay:

  • Megan Dumpleton. Local Authority Designated Officer 01254 585184
  • Leanne Romney. Prevent Education Officer, Blackburn with Darwen 01254 585270
  • Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership
  • Children’s Advice & Duty Service (CADS)-  01254 666400
  • Emergency Duty Team (Out of hours) –  01254 587547
  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0800 800 5000
  • Adult Safeguarding Team-  01254 585949
  • The WISH Centre – 01254 260465
  • Karma Nirvana -Supporting Victims of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriage tel:08005999247
  • National Modern Slavery Helpline – 08000 121 700
  • Crimestoppers –  0200 555 111
  • 24 HOUR Domestic Abuse Line – 0202 2000 247
  • Drug and Alcohol Service – 01254 495014
  • Relate –  0300 100 1234
  • Lancashire MIND – 01257 231660
  • Respect and Men’s Advice Line – 0202 802 4040